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Howald HVAC-Family Owned & Operated; Happy Holidays from our family to yours

Maybe you know—or didn’t know—Howald Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing, an Indianapolis HVAC and Plumbing company, is family owned and operated. I’ve always worked in a family owned company. I don’t know anything different. My dad co-founded Broad Ripple Heating and Air Conditioning in the 1960s. I rode in his truck and helped around the…

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The language of HVAC companies in Indianapolis

Nope, it’s not French…oui, oui. Nor is it Spanish… senor. The language of HVAC companies in Indianapolis just isn’t romantic. We don’t speak like Italians who can romance an alligator out of an alley. It’s true. Homeowners don’t always love us when we show up at their door because there’s probably a problem with their…

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Indianapolis furnace company explains furnace efficiency: What’s it all about?

If you’re shopping for an Indianapolis furnace company to help you with a new furnace this winter, you’re probably reading about high-efficiency furnaces. Today furnaces are rated by AFUE (annual fuel utilization efficiency). Units on the market range from 80 to 90 to 98 percent efficiency. So how do you know what works for your…

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Need an HVAC repair Indianapolis? Check out these comments.

It’s cold and we’re busy with HVAC repairs and maintenance in Indianapolis. We like that! And we love some of the recent comments we’ve gotten via Angie’s List from our loyal HVAC Indianapolis customers. Keep ‘em coming! This Indianapolis homeowner lives in a 1906 built house. We made a visit in September for a second…

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WARMfest and Mother Earth

Have you seen the signs? WARMfest is coming to Broad Ripple this weekend and we are the proud title sponsor. This three-day event is designed to raise money to restore and preserve the White River. That’s an important mission and we hope one that makes Mother Earth happy. Company owner Larry Howald says the event’s…

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Cool Cents Update for Homeowners

  Our Indianapolis HVAC company occasionally gets phone calls from customers (especially when it gets hot) because their AC system is turning off by itself. Well, no not really. What we’ve discovered is that these homeowners are saving some dollars. They signed up for IPL’s Cool Cents. Here’s a link to some information via WTHR’s…

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Meet the team

You know, I love to talk about our group here at Howald Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing. I think they’re the best AC and furnace fixers in Indianapolis. Our plumbing guys are top notch fixing, installing and maintaining anything that has water. My name might be on the company–but these folks are the business. I…

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Word of Mouth marketing is the best marketing for this Indianapolis HVAC business

I’ve been in the HVAC business since the 1970s as owner and operator of Broad Ripple Heating and Air. Back then, print and broadcasting advertising was THE marketing game. We had a great time doing crazy commercials, sharing duck bucks in print and more. We still do! Decades later, marketing options seem  endless—radio, TV, print,…

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Remember the round one? Times have changed!

  I’ve been in the furnace and AC business for decades. That means I have some great memories of how things were. Years ago Honeywell cornered the market with their thermostats. They called it the “round one.” It was in more homes than any other thermostat in the world. As a matter of fact if…

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